Abdul Haleem 24 October 2021
Anusha Singh 24 October 2021
As per your query it is understood that you need information regarding the path way which is going to be blocked by your neighbors.
A right of way is a right to pass over the soil of another person uninterruptedly. Rights of way do not fall under the denomination of natural rights. They are discontinuous easement, and may be acquired in the same way as the other easements are acquired.
The person entitled to a right of way may sue for an injunction to restrain obstruction of the way or for damages. If he in fact suffers no damage by the obstruction, nominal damages will be awarded only, and an injunction will be refused.
A person who in purported exercise of a right of way makes an excessive user of the servient tenement commits a trespass and may be restrained from doing at the instance of the servient owner. What amount to excessive user depends on the scope of the right according to the true construction of an express grant or
according to the user established by the prescripttion as the case maybe? A trespass committed in the manner described, however, gives no cause of action to persons who are not entitled to use the way and are not interested in the servients tenement, nor can the dominant owner claim for the physical damage to the way unless this substantially interferes with his right to use it.
A person interested only in reversion or remainder in the dominant tenement cannot sue for the protection of the right of way unless the obstruction is of such a nature that it either permanently injures the estate or operates as a denial of right.
A person interested in reversion or remainder in the servient tenement cannot sue for trespass done under an alleged right of way, because acts of this nature cannot operate as evidence of right against a person who has no present remedy by which he can obtain redress.
Hope it helps!
Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer) 24 October 2021
Settle the problem amicably since it is personal decision of the owner of the land on the road-side but can not be claimed as a matter of right.
P. Venu (Advocate) 24 October 2021
Presently, after the sale of the bit abutting road, how were you having acces to remaining bit? Have the recitations in the sale deed proved for acess, if any to the remaining bit?
Abdul Haleem 25 October 2021
P. Venu (Advocate) 27 October 2021
Please ascretain whether the continued usage of the access amounts to an easement which could be enforced, if the situation so warrants.